VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ZAMAN LAL-AKBAR

V' 02

ZAMAN LAL-AKBAR

NEWS TIME

Azza El-Hassan
Palästina, 2001
Documentaries, 59min, OmeU

ZAMAN LAL-AKBAR

Azza El-Hassan
Palästina, 2001
Documentaries, 59min, OmeU

Sound: 
Lamees Khoury
Camera: 
Azza El-Hassan
Saed Andoni
Editor: 
Nidal Abu-Diab
Fadi Rida
Composer: 
Naseer Shamma
Rabih Abou- Khalil
Om Kolthom u.a.
Production: 
Yamama Creative House POBox 1091 Ramallah, West Bank, Palästina T 2 296 6335 yamama@palnet.com
World Sales: 
d.net.sales Peterssteinweg 13 04107 Leipzig, Deutschland T 341 2215 66 38 info@d-net-sales.co
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

At a time of war and conflict, the media portray life in Ramallah in the West Bank to be dominated by death and violence. Azza El-Hassam, a Palestinian filmmaker, finds herself unable to locate a film crew since everybody is occupied in making news. She tries to find normal life that is distant from the war and starts filming a love story blossoming between her landlord and his wife. But when Israeli jets start shelling Ramallah, her subjects flee, and she diverts her attention to the activities of four young boys in her neighbourhood who spend their time practicing how to throw stones. As days pass by, News Time becomes a diary for the filmmaker and the boys.